The Boston Celtics hit the road and travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavs in what will be their second meeting in the last week. Cleveland took the first meeting in Boston back on October 28, not just covering, but winning outright as 7-point underdogs. Our biggest Celtics vs Cavaliers betting tips for this game is to back the away team looking for revenge.
The game went into overtime and ended with a final score of 132-123 in favor of the Cavs. Cleveland is now 5-1 on the season and has won their last five straight games. The Celtics come into Wednesday’s matchup 4-2 overall but 1-2 in their last three games with losses to Chicago and Cleveland.
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Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Boston Makes Defensive Adjustments
The Celtics should be focused coming into Wednesday night’s matchup with the Cavs after blowing a big-time lead the last time these two teams played. Boston was up by 13 at the half and allowed the Cavs to climb back in and force overtime where Cleveland outscored them 18-9.
The loss exposed a lot of the Celtics weaknesses inside, especially without the help of Robert Williams who remains on the NBA injury report for today while he continues to miss significant time with injury. Not having him down low to protect against Cleveland’s twin towers – in Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen definitely gives Boston a disadvantage that the Cavs took full advantage of last time.
However, with our Celtics vs Cavaliers betting tips being to back Boston in this one, we are confident that head coach Joe Mazzulla will make the right adjustments on the defensive side of the ball to combat those 7-footers and make up for the absence of Williams.
Stars Shine Again
In their last meeting, the stars for both teams were shining bright. Caris LeVert and Donovan Mitchell both put up an astounding 41 points. LeVert went 6-8 from three-point land while Mitchell shot 5-9 from deep. On the Celtics side, Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown both took on the offensive load – as they usually do – scoring 32 points each.
As a team, both the Cavs and Celtics shot over 51% from the field. Wednesday’s game will come down to who can contain the opposing team’s stars better. LaVert is only averaging 14 points per game this season, so banking on him to have another 40-point performance likely isn’t in the cards for Cleveland.
Brown and Tatum on the other hand are both fully capable of giving the Celtics 30 points night in and night out. With so much offensive firepower on both teams, another Celtics vs Cavaliers betting tips would be to play the over at 221. This game opened at 218.5 with lots of nba betting picks coming in on the over, which has moved this lineup. We agree with the movement. Take the Celtics to cover and the over.Follow us on Twitter